Back in April, as NewsBusters noted, NBC sent Al Roker “to Alaska’s ‘Ground Zero for Climate Change:’”
As his taped report began, Roker narrated: “It’s the top of the world, and for scientists, Utqiagvik, Alaska, formerly known as Barrow, is ground zero for climate change.” Talking to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate scientist Bryan Thomas, the meteorologist asked: “As a planet, we make a commitment to change something, that you can reverse damage that has been done?”
NBC doesn’t seem to be in too much of a hurry to reverse its own carbon footprint. The Hollywood Reporternoted last year that “Indy 500 Race Moving to NBC in 2019 After 54 Years on ABC.”
Evidently, the network wants to be in the running to win the “Grand Champion Carbonator” award for Iowahawk’s annual Earth Week Cruise-In.
As Glenn likes to say, I’ll believe that global warming is a crisis when the people who tell me it’s a crisis start to act like it’s a crisis themselves.